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The invisible line : a secret history of race in America

Author: Daniel J Sharfstein
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the nation's most accomplished historians unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras in American history to represent the complexity of race in America, and to force readers to rethink assumptions about race, racism, and civil rights.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Gibson family.; Spencer family.; Walls family.; Gibson family.; Spencer family.; Walls family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Sharfstein
ISBN: 9780143120636 0143120638
OCLC Number: 727703457
Description: xii, [7], 396 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Gibson : Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1768 --
Wall : Rockingham, North Carolina, 1838 --
Spencer : Clay County, Kentucky, 1848 --
Gibson : New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-55 --
Spencer : Jordan Gap, Johnson County Kentucky, 1855 --
Wall : Oberlin, Ohio, September 1858 --
Civil War : Wall, Gibson, and Spencer, 1859-63 --
Civil War : Wall and Gibson, 1863-66 --
Gibson : Mississippi, New Orleans, and New York, 1866-68 --
Wall : Washington, D.C., June 14, 1871 --
Spencer : Jordan Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, 1870s --
Gibson : Washington, D.C., 1878 --
Wall : Washington, D.C. January 21, 1880 --
Gibson : Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1888-92 --
Wall : Washington, D.C., 1890-91 --
Spencer : Jordan Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, ca. 1900 --
Wall : Washington, D.C., 1909 --
Spencer : Home Creek, Buchanan County, Virginia, 1912 --
Gibson : Paris, 1931-33 --
Wall : Freeport, Long Island, 1946.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Sharfstein.

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One of the nation's most accomplished historians unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras in American history to represent the complexity of race in America, and to force readers to rethink assumptions about race, racism, and civil rights.

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